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FILMSSEPTEMBER 2020

(Chaf­fey 1967) The Pris­on­er: Ep.1 ― The Chimes of Big Ben [alter­nate ver­sion,
. . . not broad­cast]
(Ishig­uro & Tezu­ka 1963) Astroboy: Ep.1 ― The Birth of Astroboy
(Ben­nett 1989) Poirot: Ep.1 ― The Adven­ture of the Clapham Cook
(Tezu­ka 1963) Astroboy: Ep.2 ― Colos­so
(Tezu­ka 1963) Astroboy: Ep.3 ― Expe­di­tion to Mars
(Raf­fill 1994) Tam­my and the T-Rex
(Weir 1985) Wit­ness
(Ben­nett 1989) Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Ep.2 ― Mur­der in the Mews
(Fowler Jr. 1958) I Mar­ried a Mon­ster From Out­er Space
(Lin­klater 1993) Dazed and Con­fused
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First-time listening for September 2020

26021. (Mdou Moc­tar) Ilana; The Cre­ator
26022. (Kyuss) Sons of Kyuss
26023. (Kan­tele Song and Dance Ensem­ble) Best Of
26024. (Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach) Sonata #1 in C for Clavi­chord, H.244, wq.55 #1
26025. (Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach) Sonata #2 in F for Clavi­chord, H.130, wq.55#2
26026. (Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach) Sonata #3 in B m for Clavi­chord, H.245, wq.55#3
26027. (Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach) Sonata #4 in A for Clavi­chord, H.186, wq.55#4
26028. (Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach) Sonata #5 in F for Clavi­chord, H.243, wq.55#5
26029. (Lau­ra Mar­ling [as LUMP]) LUMP
26030. (Kataklysm) Med­i­ta­tions
26031. (Alek­san­dre Machavar­i­ani) Six Pieces from Oth­el­lo
26032. (Michael Chap­man) True North
26033. (Atom­ic Roost­er) Made in Eng­land
26034. (Arthur Sul­li­van [w. Gilbert]) Patience [com­plete opera; D’Oyly Carte]

READINGSEPTEMBER 2020

24376. (John Hersey) The Algiers Motel Inci­dent
24377. (Dana Sha­ham, et al) A Mous­ter­ian Engraved Bone ― Prin­ci­ples of Per­cep­tion in Mid­dle Pale­olith­ic
. . . . . Art [arti­cle]
24378. (Jacob Sobo­roff) Sep­a­rat­ed ― Inside an Amer­i­can Tragedy
24379. (Eber­hard Zang­ger) Pre­his­toric Coastal Envi­ron­ments in Greece: The Van­ished Land­scapes of Dimi­ni . . . . . Bay and Lake Ler­na [arti­cle]
24380. (Ármann Jakob­s­son & Yoav Tirosh) The “Decline of Real­ism” and Inef­fi­ca­cious Old Norse Lit­er­ary
. . . . . Gen­res and Sub-gen­res [arti­cle]
24381. (Afsoun Afsahi, et al) Democ­ra­cy in a Glob­al Emer­gency: Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pan­dem­ic . . . . . [arti­cle]
24382. (Robert G. Fran­cis­cus) When Did the Mod­ern Human Pat­tern of Child­birth Arise? New Insights from
. . . . . an Old Nean­derthal Pelvis [arti­cle]
24383. (Jean-Paul Gagnon & Dan­ni­ca Fleuss) The Case for Extend­ing Mea­sures of Democ­ra­cy in the World
. . . . . “Beneath”, “Above”, and “Out­side” the Nation­al Lev­el [arti­cle]
24384. (Michael Scott) Del­phi ― A His­to­ry of the Cen­ter of the Ancient World
24385. (Somdeep Sen) Antag­o­nis­tic Land­scapes [arti­cle]
24386. (John J. Shea) Nean­derthals and Ear­ly Homo Sapi­ens in the Lev­ant [arti­cle]
24387. (José-Miguel Tejero) Sym­bol­ic Emblems of the Lev­an­tine Auri­gna­cians as a Region­al Enti­ty Iden­ti­fi­er . . . . . [arti­cle]
24388. [2] (Alan Moore & Dave Gib­bons) Watch­men #1 [comix]
(William Brei­d­ing –ed.) Portable Stor­age Four:24389. (William Brei­d­ing) Crow’s Caw [pref­ace]
. . . . 24390. (Alvo Svo­bo­da) A Poet’s Life [arti­cle]
. . . . 24391. (Chris Sher­man) A Few Moments [arti­cle]
. . . . 24392. (Dale Nel­son) Pic­tures and an Inner Vision [arti­cle]
. . . . 24393. (Jeanne Bow­man) Hid­den Machines [arti­cle]
. . . . 24394. (Jeff Schalles) Adven­tures in the Wimpy Zone, Pt.1 [arti­cle]
. . . . 24395. (Peter Young) Famil­iar Land­scapes [arti­cle]
. . . . 24396. (Bruce Town­ley) Jour­nal of the Plague Year 2020 [arti­cle]
. . . . 24397. (Michael Gor­ra) A Digres­sion [arti­cle]
. . . . 24398. (Andy Hoop­er) Paper Lives [arti­cle]
. . . . 24399. (Tom Jack­son) Free Books! [arti­cle]
. . . . 24400. (Gary Hub­bard) The Cracked Eye [arti­cle]
. . . . 24401. (Cheryl Cline) The Road to Cim­me­ria [arti­cle]
. . . . 24402. (Jeff Schalles) Adven­tures in the Wimpy Zone, Pt.2 [arti­cle]
. . . . 24403. (A.C. Kolthoff) Aces and Eights at the Hotel Cal­i­for­nia [arti­cle]
. . . . 24404. (Var­i­ous) Let­ters of Com­ment [let­ters]
. . . . 24405. (Don­ald Sid­ney-Fry­er) Cool Grey City of Sex [arti­cle]
. . . . 24406. (G. Sut­ton Brei­d­ing) Gor­gon of Pos­es [poem]
24407. (O. Bar-Yosef & A. Belfer-Cohen) Fol­low­ing Pleis­tocene Road Signs of Human Dis­per­sals across
. . . . . Eura­sia [arti­cle]
24408. (Andrew Van­der­burg, et al) A Giant Plan­et Can­di­date Tran­sit­ing a White Dwarf [arti­cle]

Image of the Month — Mt. Logan

Canada’s high­est moun­tain [5,959 m / 19,551 ft], rarely seen, even by air. It is almost always obscured by clouds or storms, and is sur­round­ed by 75,000 square kilo­me­tres [30,000 square miles] of glac­i­ers and rugged peaks. On the 5,000-metre-high [16,000 ft] plateau, air tem­per­a­ture hov­ers around −45 °C /−49 °F in win­ter. It was first sum­mit­ed in 1925 by a team of Cana­di­an, Amer­i­can and British climbers, the task tak­ing 65 days. The first solo assent was made in 2018 by Monique Richard. I was thrilled enough to fly over the out­er por­tion of the plateau and spot it in the far dis­tance, in 1995.

FILMSAUGUST 2020

(Ippoli­to 1980) Alien 2: On Earth [Alien 2 — Sul­la Ter­ra]
(Trelfer 2020) Dark Cor­ners Review: (433) Alien 2: On Earth
(Price 1973) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.6 ― The Medusa Strain, Part 1: The Pow­er of Fear
(Price 1973) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.7 ― The Medusa Strain, Part 2: The Curse of Kaa­van
(Jann 2019) Day­break: Ep.3 ― The Slime Queen­pin of Glen­dale, CA
(Wood 1939) Good­bye Mr. Chips
(Sul­li­van 1993) Sher­lock Holmes: Ep.34 ― The Last Vampyre [= “The Adven­ture of the
. . . Sus­sex Vam­pire”]
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First-time listening for August 2020

26011. (Pietro Mascagni) Iris [com­plete opera; d. Ques­ta; Oliv­ero, Neri, Puma]
26012. (2-Chains) Pret­ty Girls Like Trap Music
26013. (Toshio Hosokawa) Noc­turne
26014. (Oneo­htrix Point Nev­er) Ruined Lives EP
26015. (Ed Sheer­an) Loose Change EP
26016. (Pro­col Harum) Home
26017. (Johannes Ock­egham) Mis­sa Annun­cia­cion a Maria
26018. (Tom­my Guer­rero) Per­pet­u­al
26019. (Otmar Mácha) Three Toc­catas for Organ
26020. (Twen­ty One Pilots) Trench

READINGAUGUST 2020

24340. (Yoshi­ta­ka Amano) The Tale of Gen­ji [art­book; text by Anri Ito & Junichi Imu­ra]
24341. (Sören Stark, et al) The Uzbek-Amer­i­can Expe­di­tion in Bukhara. Pre­lim­i­nary Report on
. . . . . the Third Sea­son, 2017 [arti­cle]
24342. (André-Yves Bourgès) Sur deux textes en vers du dossier hagiographique de Tug­dual
. . . . . [arti­cle]
24343. (J. A. Kegerreis, et al) Atmos­pher­ic Ero­sion by Giant Impacts onto Ter­res­tri­al Plan­ets:
. . . . . A Scal­ing Law for any Speed, Angle, Mass, and Den­si­ty [arti­cle]
24344. (Kei­ichi Wada, Yusuke Tsukamo­to & Eiichi­ro Kokubo) For­ma­tion of “Blan­ets” from
. . . . . Dust Grains around the Super­mas­sive Black Holes in Galax­ies [arti­cle]
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FILMSJULY 2020

(Shi­lati 2019) Day­break: Ep.5 ― Home­com­ing Redux or My So Called Stunt Dou­ble Life
(Rogell 1941) The Black Cat
(Pey­ton 2019) Day­break: Ep.2 ― Schmuck Bait!
(Lau 1982) Leg­endary Weapons of Chi­na
(Orme 1992) The Black­heath Poi­son­ings [minis­eries]
(Hodges 1994) Dan­de­lion Dead [minis­eries]
(Bech­er & Phe­lan 2019) A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Far­maged­don
(Trelfer 2020) Dark Cor­ners Review: (427) Far­maged­don: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
(Sig­ur­b­jörns­son 2018) Him [Hann]
(Cav­al­can­ti 1945) Dead of Night Read more »